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85 NY children stricken with mysterious coronavirus-linked illness: Cuomo

New York has now seen at the very least 85 youngsters laid low with a brand new coronavirus-linked inflammatory syndrome — together with two extra doable deaths, Gov. Andrew Cuomo revealed Sunday.

“It’s a scenario that has taken the lives of three New Yorkers,” Cuomo stated of the mysterious illness that mimics the uncommon inflammatory situation Kawasaki illness.

“There are two extra deaths which might be presently beneath investigation as presumably associated to this identical scenario,” he revealed at his press briefing Sunday.

The 85 instances have been up from the earlier tally of 73 statewide.

The Massive Apple accounted for at the very least 38 of them, greater than double the earlier depend of 15 — and with 9 different doable instances being examined, Mayor Invoice de Blasio additionally revealed Sunday.

Hizzoner known as it “deeply, deeply troubling” that “we’ve truly misplaced a toddler to this syndrome” following the loss of life of a 5-year-old boy final Thursday at Mount Sinai’s Kravis Kids’s Hospital.


Of the confirmed instances, virtually half examined constructive for coronavirus on the identical time — whereas 81 p.c of the remainder had virus antibodies, displaying that they had beforehand been uncovered, Hizzoner stated.

The “new risk” is now a “main precedence” for metropolis well being officers, de Blasio stated.

The opposite confirmed fatalities are a 7-year previous in Westchester and a Suffolk County teenager.

Cuomo stated that it has been difficult to detect as a result of it “doesn’t current as a traditional COVID case,” by attacking blood vessels and the guts fairly than the respiratory system.

“It’s doable that these instances have been coming in, and never recognized as associated to COVID as a result of they don’t seem as COVID,” he conceded.

“It could be doable — and it could even be possible — that it is a scenario that exists in different states,” he stated, with New York well being officers alerting departments throughout the US of the warning indicators.